I started on dA in 2003 under the name gibberstoadzdoll, so this will be my 12th year on deviantART. I opened this account in 2006 for a few reasons. I needed a new name, and wanted to distance myself from my ex-fiance whom was connected to that account. This was before we could change names,
What does your username mean?
Gillian Ivy is my real first and middle name. Fortunately, they are unique. There seems to be only one other on the entire internet than me. My last name is mundane, and very common. I wanted to be more professional, and using my name sounds better to me.
Describe yourself in three words.
Obnoxious, Fantabulastic, Artistic
Are you left or right handed?
I am right handed, and completely useless with my left hand. It is just stupid and serves to do nothing but get in my way.
What was your first deviation? (on this account)
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love traditional art. I use mixed mediums, one of my favorites is metallic gel pens. But I also love painting in acrylics and watercolors. I like to create detailed art, with lots of fine lines and accents.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I would love to be an expert photographer as well, or rather, incorporate my photographic and traditional art skills together for a mash up of all my art. Maybe animated. Like cinegraphs and animated doodles.
What was your first favourite? (this account)
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I love traditional art the most, especially those that bend the concept of what is traditional. I'm not really into 'modern' art, loving the classical paintings you'd find at the National Museum. However, I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy pieces a lot.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I'm terrible at picking a favorite. There are so many artists I love and admire their work, spanning every genre. My favorite artists I've known in person are Charles Flickinger and Cheryl Casteen. They used to work as a couple and were a huge influence on me. They aren't on deviantART though. Together, they would sculpt these amazing figures. Using glass eyes and real teeth, these works looked alive.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? (look at my front page for artists who are my friends)
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I met Reignson/silverbane in 2004 on BigFatKitty coloring book club founded by me and a friend before there were groups or something. We instantly connected and fell into dA loves. We met in person and have been together ever since. This year will be our 11th anniversary. We have an 8 year old son and I'd definitely say Reignson has been a huge impact on my life.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
My hands! Whatever I can get my hands on, I'll make into art. I suppose pens and pencils are my favorite. They are the most readily accessible. And I love to draw.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I suppose if I had an ideal place, it would be somewhere in a wooded area, with big open windows to let in the natural light, maybe in the mountains. I love the mountains. Gesundheit was the most inspiring place I have ever lived in West Virginia. Or Christiana's house in Baltimore. She was an amazing artist who would hold these May Day art events on her property. They had a May Day pole and everything. Artists would exhibit their work all over her home and throughout the landscape. I don't have my own inspirational place for art, but those memories are in my heart.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
My favorite memory was in February 2010, when my bf bought me my first Premium Membership for Valentine's Day. That started me on my path of making deviantART journal skins. This one is still a WIP and is not available yet.
Giveaway - WINNER!The giveaway has closed!- Aug 14th
In just over a week, 631 deviants were nominated - proof indeed that you guys are very community-minded. And the deviant who has topped the list and won the prize of a 3 month Core Membership or 1,200 points is:
Congrats to you! Your prize is on its way.
Thanks to everyone who nominated.
I'm going to do a Christmas giveaway in December. There'll be more prizes, which means more winners!
I said here that I was going to do another giveaway - and here it is!
[Due to the recent cost increase in Core Membership, the prize isn't quite as big as last time, but please don't let that put you off!]
Up for grabs this time is a 3 month Core Membership, or the equivalent in points [1,200].
Anyone who puts their name forward will be added
100 Point Giveaway (Closed)Since I got over a 100 points I'd give it away-- Aug 15th
Well since the PM costs waaayyyyy too much i figured it a point give away is better than a PM one merely because i dont have the points or money to do it-
Anyways onto the important buisness
Prize: 100 Points (yes thats all n one winner)
1. Comment on this Journal so I can enter you in
2. Share the journal like copy the link of this journal and post it in your own journal (so other ppl have a chance-)
You don't have to watch me to enter-
Anyways Goodluck to every
hopefully in the future i can do more giveaways
and maybe do that PM give away one day-
Edit: Here is the List of Participates so far
if you are not on it is either I haven't gotten the chance to put you on or one of the requirements is still not done
WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM
Ends: August 15
10th dA Anniversary Giveaway!!! - CLOSED- Aug 16th
On Friday, August 14th I will be celebrating my 10th DeviantArt Anniversary. And because it’s my 10th year I have decided to do a giveaway.
The grand prize winner will receive a one year core membership to DeviantArt.
Ten other lucky winners will receive 200 points each.TWENTY other lucky winners will receive 200 points each.
The giveaway starts immediately when this journal posts and will close on Sunday, August 16th at 12:00PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time. The winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Any names added to this journal after that time will not be accepted.
The winners will be chosen via a list randomizer https://www.random.org/lists/. The top eleven on the list will be the winners with the first name being the grand prize winner. The winners will be
Giveaway: 1200 points!(closed/winner)Winner is: PlushPrincess. Congrats!- Aug 17th
Hey all! Thought I would do a little giveaway, inspired by Farand and Cinnamoncandy(check their awesome giveaways here and here) . Hope you all don't mind
To participate all you have to do is comment on this journal(or you can send me a note if you prefer) with your username. You may also nominate others by commenting with their usernames. This giveaway is open to everyone, you do not need to be a watcher or do anything special to participate .
You have until August 17th 11:59PM PDT to write in your suggestions. Winner will be picked on August 18th by www.random.org/lists/, and will be notified via note.
Good luck to everyone!
Please note that multiple nom
Point GiveawaySo I don't really care about my points anymore and decided that someone out there would probably put them to better use than me, so I'm gonna do another point giveaway!- Aug 23rd
1st Place: 100
2nd Place: 75
3rd Place: 50
*UNLOCKED AT 25 ENTRIES* 4th Place: 25
*UNLOCKED AT 50 ENTRIES* 5th Place: 25
this journal (that will be your #)
Deadline: August 23rd, I'll announce the winners at like 4 pm CDT (Texas time) or something
Winners will be picked through Random.org
Have fun and good luck!
|Raising to upgrade CSS-Babes to Super. |
I've received a generous donation from eCSSited & CalendarProject towards Super Group, so we are halfway to this goal. (with current sale 4796)
When Babes goes Super, I'll be creating a new skin for the group and give the profile a makeover. We'll be hosting a points fundraiser for Premium Content Skins.